TLDR: It's baptism! I don't consider myself "baptist." I still don't like the connotations associated with being baptist, including a dark history of racism, and other problems. For that reason I probably wouldn't have "baptist" in the name of a church I started for my own personal convictions. Many Presbyterians will say the same thing… Continue reading What does it mean to be “baptist”?
Non-Christian scholars agree this parchment was written in the 1st century BC. This is a copy of Isaiah (originally written sometime around 700 BC based on its references to historical events). It even confirms the accuracy of later copies. Whatever it means for us all, like we know fossils are old, this document was written… Continue reading The Great Isaiah Scroll
In Genesis 15:6, God's Word says, "And he [Abraham] believed the Lord, and he [God] counted it to him as righteousness." Later in Romans 4:22-24, Paul references this event when he says, "That is why his faith was 'counted to him as righteousness.' But the words 'it was counted to him' were not written for… Continue reading δικαιοσύνη, צְדָקָה – righteousness
I love to read. I don’t remember ever not loving it. As a child, laying on my belly, in the warm squares of sunlight on the carpet, I spent many hours getting lost in other parts of the world, other periods in time or, my favorite, other worlds altogether. I love the smell of newly… Continue reading Sola Scriptura and Reading – by Sarah Gagnon
Some friends of mine told me yesterday that it was only 305 days until Christmas. It made me think of Christmas, which made me also think of an article my wife wrote, and I thought I would post it here because it's still relevant to the joys we long for around Christmas-time, even in February.… Continue reading Truth More Magical Than Santa – by Sarah Gagnon